Icacinanthium Del Rio et De Franceschi in Del Rio, Haevermans & De Franceschi

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000550

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:550

Authors: C. Del Rio (as Del Rio) & D. De Franceschi (as De Franceschi)

Rank: genus

Reference: Del Rio, C., Haevermans, T. & De Franceschi, D. (2017): First record of an Icacinaceae Miers fossil flower from Le Quesnoy (Ypresian, France) amber. – Scientific Reports 7(11099): 1–7.

Page of description: 11099: p. 1


Icacinanthium tainiaphorum Del Rio et De Franceschi in Del Rio, Haevermans & De Franceschi

Original diagnosis/description

Flower small, actinomorphic, hypogynous and pentamerous. Calyx cupular, Petals lanceolate curved backwards, with a straight apex, fused at base in a short cup, tomentose on adaxial surface with long, simple flattened hairs with granular ornamentation, glabrous on abaxial surface. Stamens alternate to petals, free. Pollen small, triaperturate and echinate.


“Icacinanthium” indicates the familial affinity to Icacinaceae (Icaci-) and that it is a flower (L = Anthos, flower).

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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